Is life worth living? It all depends on the liver

Professor Graham R Foster
Victoria Hall
12 Dec 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Prof Graham R Foster, Professor of Hepatology, Queen Mary University of London

The liver is the body’s master regulator with a host of essential functions that keep us alive and well. Viruses are the main threat to liver function with chronic viral hepatitis affecting up to 300million people worldwide. Professor Foster will remind us of the functions of the liver and outline the issues of viral liver disease before commenting on the use of plant-based medicines for the treatment of hepatitis B and the extraordinary success of a small biotech company that led to a $40Bn cure for hepatitis C that is transforming our approach to health care.


Experts talk about current developments in science, technology, medicine and the social sciences. Questions and discussion are encouraged. The meetings are open to anyone with a general interest in the topics, whether or not members of HLSI. Thursdays from 8 to 9.30 pm (doors open at 7.30 pm). The hall is fitted with a RNID induction loop. There is no charge for admittance.